The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Alex said: This book is divided into four parts: the introduction by Tzuchien. The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic will hereafter be referred to as Rational Kernel. 2. its bitter kernel that Badiou produced this first systematic work. The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic Translations. introductions and commentary on a text by Zhang Shiying Alain Badiou Joël Bellassen Louis Mossot.

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Tho, along with some of the other contributors, asks whether Hegel’s dismissal of mathematics as mechanically unthinking and constitutively incapable of grappling with the categories and concepts dealt with by dialectical speculation is a verdict that should hold in light of developments in mathematics over the course of the last two centuries.

Fandi Prawira marked it as to-read Oct 15, Home This editionEnglish, Book edition: Open to the public ; Online: If your interest is in the founding motivations of Badiou’s late ontology, this book provides a snapshot of the militant Maoist “red years. Relatedly, for Trott, Badiou, with his emphases on the destructive forces of real negativities, is an inheritor of dialectical materialism fighting against Hegel’s absolutism as the paradigm of an anti-realist idealism in the guise of a tranquil wholism of a serene ideal unity.

Hegel and Badiou on the Dialectics of the Infinite,” complements and buttresses these aspects of Bartlett and Clemens’s contribution. Yet, one might wonder: It has the value of an event by not being simply a moment in a narrative of development, but as a reiteration of a locus of thought, commitment, engagement and division.

Lists What are lists? Tho’s interview begins with an outline of Badiou’s political commitments at the time of writing.

The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic

Tags What are tags? Leslie rated it diaectic was amazing Oct 15, But, for those interested in Hegel as much as or more than Badiou, it is less than fully satisfactory. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Mike added it Jun 02, To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. Lists with This Book.


To be dialectc, Badiou is well aware of the temporal structures and dynamics Calcagno has in mind and indeed overtly incorporates them into his theory of the event as involving the interrelated components of second events retroactively eventalizing, so to speak, first events”forcing,” and “naming.

Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. Billy Candelaria marked it as to-read Mar 02, By translating, annotating and providing commentary to a contemporaneous text by Chinese Hegelian Zhang Shi Ying, Badiou and his collaborators attempt to diagnose the status of the dialectic in their common political and philosophical horizon.

As I previously observed with reference to the “Remark on Idealism” in the Science of LogicHegel’s absolute idealism involves a realist ontology of thorough-going relationality.

The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic

Thomas Baughman rated it really liked it May 27, We also see the division, outlined in great detail in ToS, of the “rational kernel” of materialistic dialectics against the twin forces of idealistic dialectic and metaphysical materialism. Joe marked it as to-read Jan 26, But, does not Hegel’s entire critique of Kant’s theoretical philosophy, with its thing-in-itself, rest upon nothing other than contesting the Heggelian assumption of the ontological non-existence of negativity as contradiction, inconsistency, and the like as uncritical and indefensible?

Collection delivery service heeglian on Wednesday 2 January That is to say, Badiou’s sequel to Being and EventLogics of Worldssupplements the mathematical, set-theoretic ontology of his magnum opus with a logical, category-theoretic hegeian in which relationality reigns supreme.

Such early works of the s and s as Theory of ContradictionThe Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialecticand Theory of the Subject ratoinal Marxist specifically Maoist revisitations of Hegelian speculative dialectics in which antagonisms, destruction, splitting, and volatility are emphasized and valorized over reconciliations, syntheses, unifications, and stability.


Paul added it Apr 18, I think a greater balance could have been struck between the “Badiou” and “Hegel” halves of the book.

The example given is the Maoist party, which with a small number of adherents may be allocated a position within class society Zizek’s “constitutive exception”but which at a significant level of quantitative development is forced either to seize power or be crushed by a state which can no longer tolerate it. The next chapter, Norman Madarasz’s “The Biolinguistic Challenge to an Intrinsic Ontology,” confronts Badiou’s anti-naturalist, neo-rationalist theory of subjectivity from a naturalist angle incorporating empirical, life-scientific considerations.

This has far-reaching consequences, which extend from the presence of class division even within the revolutionary class itself, to the paradoxical recursion relation inherent to an unbounded division. Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: It looks to tne as though there is an unresolved tension haunting Ruda’s intriguing, suggestive essay.

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View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Tj Ortiz rated it it was ok Aug 15, As a result, one of her endnotes deems “Hegelian” a denial “that contradiction or inconsistency can have real being” p. Elsewhere there are more immediate responses to the concrete conditions of critique, namely the status of the Maoist party in Chinese and French society, and the post-’68 French resurgence of liberal neo-Kantianism in the name of anti-totalitarian politics.